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Description - Knight's Cross Recipients by Gordon Williamson

On I September 1939 the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was created by Hitler. It was the highest Third Reich award and could be distributed to all ranks within any branch of the Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS or the auxiliary services. It could also be awarded a number of times. During the war new grades of Knight's Cross were added. The Oakleaves to the Knight's Cross were introduced on 3 June 1940, and were the next highest grade above the original. This book is the first of four books looking at the winners of the Knight's Cross, and covers Knight's Cross and Knight's Cross with Oakleaves winners from 1939-40.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841766416
ISBN-10: 1841766410
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gordon Williamson

Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and currently works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the Military Police TA and has published a number of books and articles on the decorations of the Third Reich and their winners. He is the author of a number of World War II titles for Osprey. Ramiro Bujeiro is an experienced commercial artist who lives in his native city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His professional background includes many commissions as a figure illustrator and strip cartoonist. His main interests are the political and military history of Europe in the first half of the 20th century.

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